Environmental Monitoring Technician x 7

Various, New Zealand
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NIWA is New Zealand's leading environmental science research institute and the key provider of atmospheric, freshwater, marine research and consultancy services. NIWA's Technology and Innovation portfolio has seven exciting opportunities that we are looking to fill in our NIWA Field Teams.

The Field Teams consist of hydro-climate technicians who are the core capability for providing highly skilled expertise in the design, maintenance and operation of environmental sensing systems including related data processing and analytics tasks. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our teams in Rotorua, Napier, Whanganui, Nelson, Greymouth, Christchurch and Dunedin.

The positions will assist in providing data collection, archiving, and analysis for nationally significant databases of Hydrometric, Climate and Water Quality. In addition, successful applicants would be expected to contribute in the collection of other environmental data and field surveys for a range of projects from sea level to high altitude alpine monitoring disciplines. These may include various hydrometric projects for energy companies, irrigation companies, regional and city councils, and a wide range of projects for other NIWA groups that can take advantage of the teams' local skills and capabilities.

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification or experience in environmental monitoring (hydrology, water quality and meteorology), demonstrated competency in technical, instrumentation or data processing and analytical skills, a love of the great outdoors and the capability to expand on and learn new technical skill sets. Confidence around water (rivers, lakes) and swimming ability is preferred. A driver's license and excellent people-communication skills are essential. These positions may encompass a range of expectations and responsibilities, from junior technical level to field team leader (Napier, Whanganui, Nelson), depending on the experience of the successful applicant.

If you are a self-starter with a strong customer service ethic, can demonstrate good data and technical skill, and are a team player who enjoys the dynamics of working within a team dedicated to enhancing environmental monitoring and information services, for a leading NZ science organisation, then this is the challenge for you!

Please indicate your preference for above location(s), including other field team locations of Bream Bay, Hamilton, Wellington, Lake Tekapo and Alexandra in case of any flow on vacancies.

Environmental Monitoring Technician x7 - October 2020.pdf